Weekly Miles: The Final Yasso Day

I already miss beer.

I already miss beer.

It seems like just last week I was describing Yasso800 intervals and planning to test ’em out during my marathon training. And so you can imagine my surprise when I realized that today was my final Yasso800 workout.

I’ll be upfront with my stats because I’m mighty proud: 10×800 with each 800 in 3:16 minutes and each followed by a 400 recovery. In total, I ran 8 miles in approximately an hour and five minutes. Continue reading

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Weekly Miles: Taper Tantrums

Taper blues. Also, my favorite coffee shop closed.

Taper blues. Also, my favorite coffee shop closed.

I ran an easy four miles today.

Starting a week ago my mileage started to decrease as I entered the taper phase of my training. Already, the horizon looks bleak.

The San Diego Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is officially less than two weeks away and the anxiety associated with the race has made a nice little home in my gut. It seems every day that anxiety is making home renovations, adding a bedroom here and expanding the yard for a pool over there. Sometimes I think about the race and worry I might vomit this anxiety all over my new running shoes (PS I got new running shoes!). Continue reading